- JJ Watt has signed with the Arizona Cardinals.
- The Cardinals’ odds shortened from +700 to +500 to win the NFC West.
- The Arizona Cardinals now have +3300 odds to win Super Bowl 56.
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Former Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt has officially signed with the Arizona Cardinals, greatly changing the Cardinals' odds at online sportsbooks.
Sports betting fans were wagering on where Watt would end up, with the Cardinals not even having a top 10 shortest odds for sports betting fans.
Arizona’s odds have shortened for them to win the NFC West, the NFC Championship, and the Super Bowl. Cardinals QB Kyler Murray has also seen his NFL MVP odds shorten at USA online sportsbooks.
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— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 1, 2021
The shift at sportsbooks upon Watts announcement has been drastic. NFL betting fans have shortened the Cardinals' odds to win the NFC West from +700 to +500, shortened the odds to win the NFC Championship from +2200 to +1500, and shortened Arizona’s Super Bowl odds from +5000 to +3300.
Sports betting fans clearly feel that Watts's defensive presence impacts the team and leads to more wins. The potential improvement has even affect Kyler Murrays MVP odds, as they have shortened from +1600 to +1400.
What has seen no change are the Houston Texans' odds. The Texans remain with the longest odds to win the Super Bowl at +15000, the longest odds to win the AFC Championship with +6600, and remain with +1400 longshot odds to win the AFC South.
Those looking to take underdog odds would want to move now, as the JJ Watt signing may motivate the front office to make major moves in the off-season in an attempt to keep star QB Deshaun Watson happy.
Longshot Bettors Big Payday
Longshot bettors cashed in big taking JJ Watt to join his former Texans teammate in DeAndre Hopkins. Arizona were true underdogs in the JJ Watt sweepstakes at online sportsbooks.
— Deandre Hopkins (@DeAndreHopkins) March 1, 2021
The results of this betting line are further proof that anything can happen with NFL betting, and taking the underdog can lead to major wins in the long run.
JJ Watt joining the Cardinals makes them potentially strong contenders in the NFC. But the entire NFC West division is expected to be tough this season.
Sports betting fans will have to wait and see how impactful Watt’s addition is to the Cardinals.
After graduating from Florida State University with a degree in creative writing, Giovanni spent his professional career writing short stories for online journals. Now at USAOnlineSportsbooks, you can find him keeping fans up to date on their favorite teams best betting odds. Giovanni still tries to incorporate his passion for storytelling through the perspective of sports betting.